“I started out doing it once a week, seeing how I liked it… so it’s totally up to you. There’s loads out there to choose from and whatever you decide to do is fine.”
The Mayo Clinic reports that “decades of research suggests that the best diet for cancer prevention is all about plants” meaning that a diet consisting of little to no meat or other animal products are favourable.
In fact, the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Programme dietitian Angie Murad commented: “There is a lot more evidence to move towards a plant-based diet.” She condemned other studies which have called this into question.
One explanation for this is that plants produce phytochemicals (literally, plant chemicals) that may protect cells from damage. Murad explains that phytochemicals have many beneficial effects, including that they are anti-inflammatory. Another reason is that plant-based foods may boost fibre consumption.